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About Next Tech Girls team

Hi! We are the team behind Next Tech Girls, an initiative started by Empiric. Our aim is to inspire girls to explore the many brilliant career opportunities that exist in the technology sector, and become tomorrow's women in tech. If you are a woman already working in technology, or a company that would like to support this programme, please do get in touch as we'd love to hear from you.

What makes a great role model – perfection, or relatability?

It’s a chicken and egg situation. * * It’s difficult to get more women interested in working in tech without clear role models. But it’s hard to create more role models without getting girls interested in technology careers in the first place. Of course, there are a lot of women who already work in tech, providing [...]

December 15th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Eliminating bias in the tech industry at the application and interview stage

You know there's a problem in the tech industry when statistics like this no longer come as much of a surprise. Sky News recently reported that 39% of women say "they've been denied a significant opportunity at work because of their gender". It's certainly not the first time that this problem has been highlighted. Unfortunately, [...]

December 9th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Top 10 things to include when writing out a CV

Regardless of what direction your career takes and what you choose to do in your professional life, one thing is for sure. You'll need to know how to make your own CV. Here are the top ten things you'll need to think about and include when writing your own. Christina Hammond-Aziz's advice for girls in [...]

November 21st, 2016|Work Experience|0 Comments

Guest blogging / content sharing opportunities

We're always on the lookout for individual bloggers or companies to work with on great content and guest blogs. If you want to write a piece about the importance of work experience, women in technology or diversity in the tech industry, then we're more than happy to hear about your idea. Or, if you would [...]

November 15th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

5 top tips for girls interested in working in technology

“It’s been a long way to the top” and after a while spent working in startups and tech, I’m glad I have learned so many things I can share with you girls, who are interested in working in tech. My name’s Alessia and I’m a digital marketing manager and tech startup consultant. My path has [...]

October 5th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Here’s what Karimah and Ahlam thought of their work experience placements at Empiric

Ahlam "My work experience with Empiric was very good. I met a lot of very funny and bubbly people. I never really liked technology at first, but when I came to Empiric I discovered a whole other side of technology, a side that is very interesting and fun. Not only did Empiric teach me a [...]

September 30th, 2016|Work Experience|0 Comments

20 groups doing amazing work to inspire young people and women in tech

Stay up to date with all things Next Tech Girls - simply sign up below! * Your Future, Your Ambition "YFYA introduces students in Key Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and above, to exciting career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We bring together companies that embrace diversity and understands the [...]

September 26th, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

Why greater diversity in tech will help us all – inspiring women to pursue technology careers

Helping more women to explore technology careers is not just a case of being 'the right thing to do'. Promoting the value of diversity and inclusion is also about more than merely giving women the same encouragement and opportunities that men have benefitted from for a long time. It's about addressing the imbalance that is [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Insights|0 Comments

29 ways to nail your work experience: a definitive guide on what to do before, during and after your work placement

Before you start your experience 1 Stock up on your sleep. Well, you don't want to turn up knackered on your first day do you?! Trust us when we say that falling asleep at your desk is not a good look. You're unlikely to perform at your best when you're tired, so make sure you [...]

September 21st, 2016|Work Experience|0 Comments

What happened at the Royal Geographical Society yesterday was amazing…

Today is my birthday (don’t worry, I’m not plugging for birthday wishes or sharing my age) but yesterday I received an early birthday present. Participating in and supporting the WOW Talks Women in Tech event. Over the course of the day around 500 secondary school girls and 600+ women (in technology, or exploring the industry) [...]

September 21st, 2016|Insights|0 Comments